How to see a Psychiatric Medication Provider in 5 Steps

How to see a Psychiatric Medication Provider in 5 Steps By Hilary Holmes, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC –August 8, 2019   Step 1: Show up This is often the hardest part; showing up takes a lot of courage and energy. It’s a vulnerable thing to do, but in doing so you’re telling yourself that you matter [...]

By |2019-08-29T11:18:48+00:00August 29th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Triangulation

Part of a healthy relationship is being about to navigate conflict in a healthy, effective way. Navigating conflict in healthy ways has its benefits: an opportunity to learn more about the person you’re in a relationship with, an opportunity to expand your emotional window of tolerance, and learn to not fear adversity or conflict. When [...]

By |2019-08-13T09:44:14+00:00August 13th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

An Unexpected Conversation: Coming out as Transgender

I wasn’t prepared for it to say the least.  Sitting over lunch with a therapist colleague, he asked me for my advice on getting his own therapist who was a “specialist.”  Typically I poo poo the idea that one needs a specialist; however, I do see where this may be helpful. “It depends on what [...]

By |2019-07-29T15:24:40+00:00July 29th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

The Angry Mom

I spent like 95% of my childhood pretending to mom. Water babies, Barbie dolls, cabbage patch- you name it. I would disappear in my room and emerge hours later. Whenever I imagined being a mom in real life, I would’ve never imagined anything less than warm fuzzies, love, and perfection. In reality, everything is so [...]

By |2019-07-05T17:10:29+00:00July 5th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Why telling your story matters

When I was in my mid thirties, I was in danger of self destruction.  I was suffering.  It didn’t seem to matter that I knew why I did what I did (Oprah was so helpful).  I kept doing it.  I was so desperate for relief from my suffering, that I took an extreme step.  I [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:13:12+00:00June 14th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Learning and Memory: Why We Need It

Learning and Memory: Why We Need It Our everyday life incorporates memory and learning. Where would we be without it? We use our memory to recall conversations, facts, tasks we have learned, or even something as simple as our own name. What is the difference between learning and memory? Learning is “the acquisition of skills [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:50:19+00:00May 30th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Brooke Whitley: How Therapy Helped

Hi, my name is Brooke Whitley and I am soon to be graduating from Texas State with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development and a minor in Psychology. I am also applying to graduate school to get my Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling.  I started going to therapy when I was only [...]

By |2019-05-30T14:42:45+00:00April 30th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

What does being Vulnerable look like?

We have all been here.  Struggling with vulnerability, but what does that mean or really look like in reality?  Being vulnerable means sharing yourself, honestly and openly.  Vulnerability involves letting the emotional walls of anger down to expose the more raw feelings of pain and love.  A recent example for me was during an argument [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:04:48+00:00March 12th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

The Family Echo

Years ago, when I was doing marriage preparation classes with a colleague, he told a story about a conversation he had with his then pregnant wife about what she was looking forward to sharing with their firstborn child.  When Tom (not his real name) asked his wife Suzy (not her real name) what she was [...]

By |2019-04-18T11:11:29+00:00February 26th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments

Authenticity

By |2019-04-18T11:11:37+00:00February 13th, 2019|Posts|0 Comments